Indiana emergency siren test planned for Tuesday

You should hear emergency sirens Tuesday. It's part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana.

It's meant to bring awareness in months that often see tornados -- March, April and May.

The emergency sirens will be tested at 10:15 a.m. and again at 7:35 p.m.

A test of the Emergency Alert System will sound on commercial radio, television networks and all-hazard radios.

Emergency Management officials say you should make plans with your family in case of severe weather. That includes having an emergency supply of food and water, batteries for radios and flashlights, and a first aid kit.

Schools will be participating in the morning drill. Students in most schools in our area will practice what they will do in the event of an actual tornado.

The students will go to rooms, locker rooms, and hallways without windows.

School leaders recommend you also practice at home with your children.

Three weeks ago we had an actual tornado warning but sirens in St. joseph County didn't go off.

The issue has been fixed and tested.

If you don't hear your local siren go off, you are asked to contact county officials.

But always remember, sirens should not be your first alert system.

Severe Weather Awareness Week for Michigan residents is scheduled April 10-16.

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